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    Poll Question 9/15
    A professional football player struck and knocked out his girlfriend in a case of domestic violence, What's your opinion about how it was handled?
     Agree with ban from football
     Two-game suspension was enough
     Private matter, not our business
     Punishment too much
    AYER NEWS
    Local woodworker offers free classes to vets as 'thank you'

    AYER -- On a Wednesday evening, veteran Lee Curll stands in the basement of Ayer resident Steve Branam, watching him shave a block of wood. Full Story
    PEPPERELL NEWS
    Stop the Pipeline coalition to meet Sept. 24

    The Pepperell Stop the Pipeline Homeowner Coalition Group will hold a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p. Full Story
    GROTON NEWS
    Selectmen, FinCom review Town Meeting articles

    GROTON -- In a joint meeting with the Finance Committee, selectmen at a public hearing Monday reviewed up to 26 articles to be listed on the warrant for the upcoming fall Town Meeting. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    Cash-strapped Legion bows out

    of Veterans Day Selectmen at a loss until vets group steps up
    SHIRLEY -- Citing recent correspondence from American Legion Post #183, Town Administrator Patrice Garvin told selectmen last week that the Legion won't be sponsoring Veterans Day activities this year. Full Story
    TOWNSEND NEWS
    Townsend board works on mapping goals

    By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@pub.com TOWNSEND -- In a discussion involving everything from sidewalks to capital improvements, selectmen worked on identifying and prioritizing fiscal 2015 goals with the town administrator Tuesday night. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Sentinel & Enterprise/Scott LaPrade)
    Patriots push past Doherty

    TOWNSEND -- It felt as if John E. Young Memorial Field was a time machine, and whoever was at the controls sent the North Middlesex Regional football team back to the glory days of the 1990s Thursday night. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    Harvard Citizens Caucus and nomination papers

    A Town Caucus to nominate candidates to fill the vacancy on the Board of Selectmen will be held on Saturday, Sept. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    Tordella, EMIT pushing for prison reform

    Sen. James Eldridge pushing for expanse of restorative justice program
    AYER -- Susan Tordella has spent a good amount of time volunteering in prison. But when she read Michelle Alexander's book about mass incarceration, she said, she became an activist. Full Story
    Arrest in robbery of autistic man in Connecticut

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man in a crime that was captured by video cameras. Full Story
    (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
    APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Full Story